REVIEW: Dark Ink by Gary Kemble (Harry Hendrick #2)

Dark InkTitle: Dark Ink by Gary Kemble
Pages: 320
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 8th October 2019
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Investigating sordid political corruption, journalist Harry Hendrick grows uneasy when he hears rumours of a chilling figure behind it. Mistress Hel plies her dark arts from a luxurious suburban lair, motivated be a desire for revenge from a past marred by terrible wrongs.

Harry hears of demonic visions, of people under a supernatural thrall, and is slowly drawn into her web. Inside are diabolical ceremonies and visions that threaten both his sanity and his life; something black and infernal reaching out into the world…

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ARC REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove

Christmas Demon.jpgTitle: Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove 
Pages: 384
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 22nd  October 2019
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

It is 1890, and in the days before Christmas Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are visited at Baker Street by a new client. Eve Allerthorpe – eldest daughter of a grand but somewhat eccentric Yorkshire-based dynasty – is greatly distressed, as she believes she is being haunted by a demonic Christmas spirit.

Her late mother told her terrifying tales of the sinister Black Thurrick, and Eve is sure that she has seen the creature from her bedroom window. What is more, she has begun to receive mysterious parcels of birch twigs, the Black Thurrick’s calling card…

Eve stands to inherit a fortune if she is sound in mind, but it seems that something – or someone – is threatening her sanity. Holmes and Watson travel to the Allerthorpe family seat at Fellscar Keep to investigate, but soon discover that there is more to the case than at first appeared. There is another spirit haunting the family, and when a member of the household is found dead, the companions realise that no one is beyond suspicion.

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BLOG TOUR: The Retreat by Sherri Smith

27D81D4E-45AA-499F-BB9B-572ED6FC6790Title: The Retreat by Sherri Smith
Pages: 432
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 13 August 2019
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Katie Manning was a beloved child star until her mid-teens when her manager attacked and permanently scarred her face, effectively ending her career and sending her on a path of all-too-familiar post-Hollywood self-destruction.

Now twenty-seven, Katie wants a better answer to those clickbait “Where Are They Now?” articles that float around online. An answer she hopes to find when her brother’s too-good-to-be-true fiancee invites her to a wellness retreat upstate. Together with Katie’s two best friends–one struggling with crippling debt and family obligations, one running away from a failed job and relationship–Katie will try to find the inner peace promised at the tranquil retreat. But finding oneself just might drudge up more memories than Katie is prepared to deal with.

Each woman has come to the retreat for different reasons. Each has her secrets to hide. And at the end of this weekend, only one will be left standing.

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Seven by Lyndsay Faye et al.

4C4BFAA9-0FED-463D-8102-896ABFC34F41Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Seven by Lyndsay Faye et al.
Pages: 511
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 9th July 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Eliminate the impossible…

Sherlock Holmes lives on in this extraordinary collection of brand-new novellas. Marvel as the master detective scours London’s sewers to expose the killer of a mudlark; attends a deadly séance that may prove a man’s guilt; visits a dark carnival with an unusual menu; solves the murder of an Egyptologist’s butler; uncovers the shocking secret of a tobacco dealer; sets sail for America to investigate the death of a cult leader and settles an old score for his famous associate Inspector Lestrade!

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REVIEW: Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab (Monsters of Verity #2)

821B25F1-8CAD-4267-B26F-38310B7A432DTitle: Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 470
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 13th June 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Kate Harker is a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows –one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons–Kate must face a monster she thought she’d killed, a boy she thought she knew and a demon all her own…

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REVIEW: This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)

this-savage-songTitle: This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 411
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 7th June 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city, a grisly metropolis where the violence has begun to create real and deadly monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the inhabitants pay for his protection. August just wants to be human, as good-hearted as his own father–but his curse is to be what the humans fear. The thin truce that keeps the Harker and Flynn families at peace is crumbling, and an assassination attempt forces Kate and August into a tenuous alliance. But how long will they survive in a city where no one is safe and monsters are real…

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man by Philip Purser-Hallard

DC15C7C7-8C59-402A-9B31-EFFABF28330BTitle: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man by Philip Purser-Hallard
Pages: 279
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 18th June 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK Waterstones

Synopsis: 

It is 1896, and Sherlock Holmes is investigating a self-proclaimed psychic who disappeared from a locked room, in front of several witnesses.

While attempting to prove the existence of telekinesis to a scientific society, an alleged psychic, Kellway, vanished before their eyes during the experiment. With a large reward at stake, Holmes is convinced Kellway is a charlatan – or he would be, if he had returned to claim his prize. As Holmes and Watson investigate, the case only grows stranger, and they must contend with an interfering “occult detective” and an increasingly deranged cult. But when one of the society members is found dead, events take a far more sinister turn…

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